How to Pay Your Property Taxes
The City offers several convenient payment methods for property taxes, including paying online, by mail or in person.
Our customer service team is happy to assist you over the phone at 250.361.0228 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Property Taxes Are Calculated
The amount of money that is to be raised through property taxes, and a portion of the tax rate, is set by Council each year. The tax rate, together with the assessed value of a property, determines the amount of property tax payable each year.
Tax rates are expressed in “dollars per thousand”. This means that at a rate of $10 per thousand, the property owner would pay $10 for every $1,000 of assessed value. The value of a property is determined by BC Assessment, independent of the municipality.
Money raised through property taxes fund City programs and services such as police, fire, road maintenance and park upgrades.
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